Essex Adoption & Foster Care Resources
Whether you are interested in adoption as an expectant mother or prospective adoptive parent in Essex, there are many local adoption and foster care agencies, home study professionals and other adoption and foster care services available in your area. Read on to learn more about local professionals and adoption in Essex, Vermont.
Adoption Agencies and Professionals in EssexProspective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families should work closely with an adoption professional throughout the process. This professional will provide education, counseling and the adoption services you need to complete your adoption. If you would prefer to work with a local or regional agency, consider the following Essex adoption professionals:
Essex Foster Care ResourcesFoster care programs, requirements and processes vary depending on state laws. In Vermont, the requirements for foster parents include:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have a home with enough room for a child
- Show proof of sufficient income
Home Study ProvidersAll prospective adoptive families must complete a home study. It is recommended that you begin the process as soon as possible, as it can take up to a few months and you must complete it before you can move forward in your adoption. For your home study, you will need to contact a licensed social worker to conduct a background check, a home inspection, and interviews with you and your family. To begin the process or inquire further, contact one of the following Vermont-licensed home study providers: Near Essex:
- Wide Horizons for Children 800-729-5330 At WHFC, you can complete a domestic or international home study regardless of where you live in the country.
Hospitals near EssexAs the baby’s due date draws closer, it is up to the expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, this will be your opportunity to decide who is in the delivery room with you, how much time you will spend with your baby and the adoptive family, and more. When you are ready to begin planning your hospital stay, your adoption agency will work with the delivery hospital to make them aware of your wishes. Here are some local Essex hospitals that you may be able to work with:
- The University of Vermont Medical Center 111 Colchester Avenue Burlington, Vermont 05401 802 847-0000